In March of 2020 during the pandemic, a group of critical care specialists started a non-profit called Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC Alliance). They are dedicated to helping prevent and treat COVID, and to help patients take charge of their health. Although the pandemic has ended, the FLCCC Alliance continues its work to help patients dealing with COVID and Long Haul COVID.
Long Haul COVID may be caused by organ damage that affected the heart, kidneys, skin, and brain. Inflammation and problems with the immune system can also happen after a severe illness with COVID. According to the Mayo Clinic, Long Haul COVID symptoms include fatigue, fever, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, cough, difficulty thinking or concentrating, headache, sleep problems, loss of smell and/or taste, depression or anxiety, joint or muscle pain, and digestive symptoms like diarrhea or stomach pain.
The FLCCC Alliance has developed a protocol for Long Haul COVID which continuously evolves based on additional clinical data availability. For the most up-to-date information, visit flccc.net. Several of the components of their recommended therapy are only available from a compounding pharmacy. As the area’s most experienced compounding pharmacy, and the only local pharmacy to have achieved accreditation from the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board, Norland Avenue Pharmacy is here to serve you.
One of the FLCCC Alliance recommendations is Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN). A recent study explored the safety of LDN in patients with Long Haul COVID. In total, 36 participants completed the questionnaire at the end of the two-month period. Improvement was seen in six of seven parameters measured: recovery from COVID, limitation in activities of daily living, energy levels, pain levels, levels of concentration, and sleep disturbance.
Compounded medications do require a prescription. If you would like a copy of the FLCCC Long Haul COVID protocol or the LDN study to take to your physician, please stop by the pharmacy and ask.